Many educationalists use the catchphrase ‘future-ready’ in regards to curriculum changes and the emphasis on ICT and coding in the curriculum. To be ‘future-ready’ students must be resilient, motivated, mindful of those around them, critical thinkers, cyber-savvy, work collaboratively and build strong positive relationships. At TACAPS, students develop these skills through a variety of programs utilising the expertise of our staff, community and external providers.
Each week the students meet in year level classes for the Personal Development and Leadership (PDL) program. This dynamic, flexible course comprises of age appropriate activities that improve awareness and identity, develop talents and potential, build human capital, and contribute to the realisation of personal aspirations through development of leadership skills.
In 2017, we launch our inaugural Youth Health and Wellbeing Expo. Students participate in a day of workshops centred on body image, health, youth wellbeing, legalities associated with social media, mindfulness activities and relationships. The students have the opportunity to meet with representatives from community services promoting good mental health.